Did you know that routines help to signal your brain that sleep is coming soon? The body loves routines. It struggles when we don’t have one or when we can’t stick to a schedule.
Here are three easy improvements you can make today to help you get the best night’s sleep!
Tip #1 Timing
Reduce your anxiety and stress by creating a predictable schedule. Try as much as possible to go to bed at the same time every night. The same goes for waking up. Even on weekends, the closer you stick to the same sleep schedule, the less tossing and turning you’ll do.
Tip #2 Turn off your Gadgets
From your TV to your phones, computers, and tablets. Studies show that the artificial “blue” light emitted by electronic screens triggers your body to produce more daytime hormones (such as cortisol). Start by turning them off at least one hour before bedtime. If that seems too hard, start with thirty minutes, and go from there.
Tip #3 Block the light!
Did you know that your skin has receptors that pick up light? We sleep better in a dark environment. Light sources, especially those bright flood lights from our backyards or streetlights can be disruptive. Get “blackout” curtains to block the amount of light in your bedroom. If that’s not enough, get a sleep mask. There are some on the market that block more than 98% percent of light!
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